A Succulent Garden | The Hypertufa Gardener

A Succulent Garden

An easy garden is the best garden.

A succulent garden surely is one of the easiest types of  gardens. These plants can be neglected but still continue to thrive. Succulents are just made that way.

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I do love all kinds of plants and flowers, but I have a special fondness for a succulent garden. Of course, since I love making hypertufa pots, bowls, troughs, and all kinds of containers, it is just a match made in heaven.

Succulents and sedum don’t need really deep planters so a shallow bowl or trough is perfectly fine for their needs. And when they multiply and spread throughout the container, it is really a pleasure to see how beautiful they can get.

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Don’t think you will only be able to have green plants.

Succulents are colorful and change with the season. They bloom with wonderful pinks, whites, yellows and many more variations. If you are in an area where succulents can be outside all year, the colors are even more spectacular.

Nature has designed a succulent to take advantage of all available moisture from the air and the soil around it and store that moisture in the leaves and stems of the plant. These plants are perfect if you are wanting or needing an easy garden.

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I can plant up a garden trough in the summer full of these succulents and place it in the garden and possibly never do anything else for the whole season. Most can survive on just the rainfall unless there are extended periods with no rain. Even then, a good watering will last them for weeks.

And textures, forms, various sizes from tiny to tall…..the sky is the limit.

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Since water conservation is a big concern across the nation, these plants offer a solution while still offering color and texture and form. And going away on vacation?  Not a problem. These plants are wonderful at taking care of themselves.

Twins in the Succulent Garden

Now there are hardy succulents and tender succulents, so you would choose what is right for your zone and site. I like to deal mostly with the hardy ones here in zone 6 in Ohio.

I just don’t have the room ( or the motivation) to bring tender ones inside and provide the correct amount of bright light for them to survive inside over winter.  However, there are some that I just can’t resist like some calico kitten, donkey tail, mother of thousands, elephant bush and a few more.

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Do you grow succulents? Try it and you may find that you really like them.

I have linked to the parties:

The Dedicated House with Kathryn Griffin

Link Party Palooza

The Scoop #236 at Stonegableblog.com

 

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Kim, The Hypertufa Gardener

Hi, I am Kim and thank you so much for visiting my magazine! I am a gardener and a hypertufa maker. If you came here to learn about hypertufa, I have a lot of information. But I also write about flower gardening and using succulents which are great drought-tolerant plants.

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8 thoughts on “A Succulent Garden

  • March 20, 2017 at 6:22 pm
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    I've always loved succulents. since I was a child, so this was a great read for me. I look forward to more videos from your channel! Reply
    • March 20, 2017 at 6:43 pm
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      Thank you and so happy you liked the video. As you can see, I have improved some from the beginning. But I am never completely happy with the final edit. I hope it all made sense. Reply
  • September 10, 2016 at 4:30 am
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    Hi Kim, I love all the gardening pictures. They all are looking beautiful as you have do all that in a creative manner. You did really very incredible job. Even, I am thinking to do this in my garden. Thanks for sharing amazing ideas. Reply
  • June 30, 2016 at 4:09 pm
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    Succulents are so pretty and just plain amazing! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Feel free to share this post at my Make it Pretty party which is currently live. Here is the link if you want to check it out. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/06/make-pretty-monday-week-181.html Have a lovely rest of the week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse Reply
    • June 30, 2016 at 6:58 pm
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      Thanks so much for running over. I have put up a link on your party. Reply
  • June 29, 2016 at 9:49 pm
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    Succulents are my favorite in my garden. I started having them in my house or dorm room while active duty Air Force, but small ones I wouldn't mind giving away when I would go to a new duty station. I started getting serious about it in California when I could keep them outside and I found really intriguing shapes to grow. Now I have made it a gardening goal to grow xeric plants in our landscaping, to include cold hardy succulents. Cacti for zone 5 are hard to find, but I enjoy the hunt. Thankfully found a great nursery in Boulder, Harlequin Nursery, that specializes in xeric and cold hardy succulents and cacti. I think what I love the most is that most consider cacti and/or succulents to be ugly. But I think they are intriguing and then they have the most amazing blooms. Reply
    • June 30, 2016 at 6:39 am
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      It would be nice to grow them outside all the time, like in California, but I can only dream. I think if some people think they are ugly, they just aren't looking at the symmetry in the form. It is beautiful! Reply

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